El Gamma Penumbra won the first ever Asia’s Got Talent (AGT), with Khusugtun Band from Mongolia landing at second place, and Gerphil Flores as third place. But although the entire Philippines is rejoicing for their kakabayans, many of them believe that the real winner of AGT is none other than Kris Aquino.
The Batangas-based shadow act group brought honor to the country and will bring home the grand prize of US$100,000. They also have a chance to perform at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, where the AGT Semi-finals and Finals were held. El Gamma was announced to have received the most number of fan votes.
Gerphil Flores, Khusugtun Band, and El Gamma Penumbra landed on the Top, but the 24-year old classical crossover singer was eliminated. David Foster consoles her later, but no one heard what he said to her. Nevertheless, he proudly says, “She was my golden buzzer; she is still my golden buzzer.”
Three hours ago, Gerphil posted a Thank You message to the four judges, as well as to everyone who supported her during the entire contest. “This was a tough competition indeed and I’m proud that a fellow Filipino group won the title!” She said, adding that she was happy to be landing on the third spot.
Credit: Gerphil Geraldine Flores Facebook
It can be noted that earlier, the multi-awarded record producer made a promise to Gerphil Flores after her stunning performance during the Finals, when she sang “Impossible Dream” with flying colors. “I promise you, I promise you. The world is going to know about you. That’s a promise.” David Foster told her.
For many Filipinos, the victory of El Gamma Penumbra is something to be proud of. And although Gerphil Flores only landed as 3rd, her fans easily accepted it. After all, voting is all over Asia. But if there’s someone who is now truly rejoicing, many people believe it’s Kris Aquino and Ai-Ai delas Alas.
Back in 2010, during the semi-finals of Pilipinas Got Talent, Kris and fellow judge Ai-Ai picked ballader Sherwin Baguion over Gerphil, who was then using the name Fame Flores. Their decision was highly criticized, particularly on the reason why they did not choose the opera singer. (Watch the video here).
The controversy rises up when Gerphil Flores was not mentioned in an episode of Aquino & Abunda Tonight (A&A). That time, the show featured the Pinoy talents who auditioned for Asia’s Got Talent and those who reached the semi-finals. People are wondering why she was not included, and different speculations surfaced. Recently, Gerphil said it could be just an honest mistake.
As of posting, Kris Aquino has not yet publicly congratulated El Gamma Penumbra for winning AGT. Among her last posts on her Instagam account is the incident that happened at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. According to her, two men cursed at her for no reason at all. She said she did not answer back.
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